Marco Trunz works in the genre of advertising and fashion photography. He lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. Marco cooperates with magazines such as Velvet and FHM and other major fashion magazines. It was a pleasure for us to meet and take an interview with Marco Trunz. And now we are happy to share this story with you. And remember sharing is caring 😉 Thank you for staying with AstrumPeople.
AP: Your first works. What did they look like?
MT: I was 25 when I started taking pictures. While hanging out with lots of models in Athens, I noticed I would like to set each model individually in a scene and capture their golden moment. I bought one of the most recent DSLR cameras, read a few books about photography and set Fashion photography as my goal. Then I thought I would just shoot the best stuff out there right away… but I was proven wrong. It was hard to learn, to capture exciting moments. It is everything else than easy.
However, I like to be challenged, so I just kept on shooting, exploring the camera, the psychology of people, how to get a person to do what you want.
Photography is like running a marathon. A marathon of snapping and putting each moment in the right scene while already thinking about the next step. I love the challenge!
AP: Do you have any formal education in photography or were you self-taught?
MT: I was growing up in a creative background, as my older sister who is a great tattoo artist (Brand New Tattoo) and painter, has always been inspiring me since I was a little boy.
I have a keen understanding of the technical side, so it was quite simple for me teaching myself how to work with a camera.
Furthermore, I took pictures of over 150 models within the first year. I was trying to shoot as much as possible to develop my creative eye as fast as possible.
AP: What genre are your photos?
MT: Genre and styles are a bit like perfumes. I like to take the base note of it and improve the style by spicing it up.
AP: How would you describe your works?
MT: Clean. Rich. High end.
AP: What kind of equipment and techniques do you use to create your pictures?
MT: My brains. My eye. My hands.
AP: Would you consider yourself as an expert in this sphere?
MT: A photographer I assisted told me: “Marco, once you know all you wanted to know and learned all you wanted to learn about photography, you will need to forget about all that and re-learn it again!”
AP: What is the formula for success in your activity?
MT: If you want something you take it. You love it and you work hard for it. If you don’t, you won’t put enough energy in it to succeed. It’s that simple.
AP: Is there someone who supports you in your creativity?
MT: What inspires me – supports me!
AP: What’s the golden tip that you can give to our readers?
MT: The concept of life is: You have been born into this form and you will die to move on, those are the only certain things in life. So what will define your life in this form is what you do in the time frame between those factors. What energy will you leave behind? How will you be remembered?
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